The 2023 Pokemon GO Halloween event has added the new Tricks & Treats Costume Pikachu – here’s how you can get it!

Pikachu is the mascot of the whole Pokemon franchise and regularly gets costumed variants in Pokemon GO alongside new in-game events. For this year’s Halloween celebration, Pikachu has a new Tricks & Treats costume, complete with an orange jacket and top hat.

Fortunately, catching this new costumed Pikachu is pretty simple!

Every Way to Catch Tricks & Treats Costume Pikachu in Pokemon GO Halloween 2023

There are 2 ways to get the Tricks & Treats Costume Pikachu in the 2023 Halloween event:

  1. Finding a Tricks & Treats Pikachu in the wild and catching it
    • It’s a common wild spawn during Halloween Part 2
  2. Earn encounters with Tricks & Treats Pikachu from the Halloween Part 2 Timed Research
    • You earn 2 encounters with it in this Research
Tricks and Treats Pikachu in Pokemon GO

Both of these methods are available until 8 PM local time on October 31, 2023, when the Halloween event ends. After this, you’re only hope of catching one is if it returns in a future Pokemon GO Halloween celebration!

Can Tricks & Treats Costume Pikachu Be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Yes, Pikachu wearing the Tricks & Treats Costume can be shiny in Pokemon GO, just like every version of Pikachu.

Pikachu’s shiny odds in Pokemon GO are the standard 1 in 500, or 0.2%. This means that, on average, you’ll need to encounter 500 of these costumed Pikachu before you catch the shiny version.

As with all versions of Pikachu, the shiny version of Tricks & Treats Pikachu is a slightly darker yellow.

Normal and Shiny Tricks and Treats Pikachu Pokemon GO
Tricks & Treats Pikachu (left) and shiny Tricks & Treats Pikachu (right)
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